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"Should break up this mess"

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Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Lawrenceville, NJ
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Lawrenceville, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- looks good on your resume, I suppose
- some very talented people work here
- could lead to something better when the job market opens up

Cons

- no stability
- leadership by blabbing
- Dilbert's world makes more sense than this place

Advice to Management

Get your heads out of dark places and find out what is happening down in the trenches. You rely on reports through the chain of command without any grasp of reality where business happens.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Was a great company, still could be."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leader in many categories, PC's, printers, etc. HP has great people and I enjoyed the relationships I had there. You also have the opportunity to work in many different functional areas.

    Cons

    In the last 10 years senior management is more concerned about their bonus than anything else. The company culture changed significantly from one that cared about employees to one that made employees feel that they were a burden to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to figure out what they want to do. The PC group management team completely missed the tablet market, the CEO turnover is well documented, and the board of directors is completely dysfunctional. Come up with a plan and stick with it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "work 150%. with 90% going to overhead and politics waste"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big name company identity. Grandparents know who I work for.

    Cons

    lack of clear vision. cogs in wheels. pride themselves in paying 75% of competitive salaries. IT and cost cutting rules, to the detriment of logic, efficiency, and positive forward momentum. Poor work/life balance if you are someone who wants to move fast. You have to pull a LOT of dead weight around.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on real innovation. Cut the crap and bureaucratic overhead. Aggressively remove dead weight (mostly management).

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